Strictly Come Dancing: Bosses Move Show To Earlier Slot

October 22, 2009 by  
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Derided BBC bosses have at last been forced to bow to angry viewer pressure and move Strictly Come Dancing out of direct competition with X Factor.

It turns out that even their swollen egos were no match for Simon Cowell’s and they will shift the ballroom show to an earlier time slot after apparently admitting defeat in a one-sided ratings war.

Fans had previously been furious at being forced to chose between the two shows, but from October 31st the overlap will be just 45 minutes.

Since the shows went head to head, Simon Cowell’s series has won an average 10.9m viewers on Saturdays compared to Strictly’s 7.8million.

Bosses at the beeb denied the shift was due to the X Factor and a spokesman told reporters it was to make way for a show by impressionist Jon Culshaw.

Of course it was.